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Ogam-Inschrift: CIIC-Nr. 041

Ogam Inscription: CIIC no. 041

Original location: Castlekeeran

County: Meath

Surroundings: Graveyard

Year of discovery: 0

Actual location: =


Illustrations:

Fig. 041, 001 Fig. 041, 002 Fig. 041, 003 Fig. 041, 004

Actual reading:

Latin Transcription: COVAGNI MAQ(I | MUC)O(I) LUGUNI

Ogam Transcription: (|)()

Ogam Transliteration: (|)()()

Direction of reading: sd-du



Other readings, history, comments etc.:

Location and history:

According to Macalister, CIIC, 46-47, this stone was "said to have been found in digging a grave in the old cemetery of St. Ciaran's"; by Macalister's time it was "set up as a headstone over a morn grave". When visited in 1978, it was erected upon a pedestal beneath a wall. Most probably, its position was inverted in the course of history, so that the inscription which was intended to read du-sd reads sd-du.

Size according to Macalister, CIIC: 2'2" x 1'3 1/2" x 0'7"


Interpretation Mac Neill, Eriu 3, 1907, 46:

CONNI MAQI MUCOI LUGUNI The interpretation is based upon JRSAI 1898.


Reading Macalister, CIIC:

COVAGNI MAQI MUCOI LUGUNI

"The inscription .. is in good condition, except for the word MUCOI, which is much chipped. Three letters are hidden in the earth at the bottom of each line; they are here given on the authority of Rhys.


Interpretation Korolev, DP 63:

COVAGNI MAQI MUCOI LUGUNI The inscription runs up-down. It belongs to the early period (5th cent.).


Reading Gippert (1978):

"Sinister angle, down - bottom - dexter angle, up":
COVAGNI MAQ(I | MUC)O(I) LUGUNI
(|)()
( | )()()
The reading at the bottom of the stone must be re-verified.


Additional literature:

JRSAI 28, 1898, 50; 59 (Cochrane, Rhys);
JRSAI 29, 1899, 426 (Rhys).

Last changes of this record: 23.04.97

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